Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1980-02-21, page 01
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»* OfflOjM or_ -j^d^ ^0 Zjl\w7 Serving Columbus and Central Ohio Jewish Community tor Over 50 Ycars"yJ/\^ .LIBRARY; OHIO HISTORICAL SOC4£<n:. 1082 VEtMA .AVE. T OOLB. 0.' 432U ) EXCH VOL.58 NO.8 FEBRUARY 21,1980-ADAR 4 r*'J i 'i > l World Gathering of Holocaust Survivors To Take Place June, 1981 in Israel Exercise For Mind And Body Jewish Center kindergartners enjoy Tu B'Shvat antics with Mim Chenfeld, creative movement instructor. Weekly meetings with Mim provide exercise for mind and body as children put to use their imaginations and muscles to grow from seeds to frees, walk in space, pop like corn or do and feel any number of the movement exercises Chenfeld creates. A' television special that was adapted from a book by Chenfeld, "The House At 12 Rose Street," will be aired on March 4 at 4 p.m. on WCMH-TV. III U ■!« -j,'mm lll**<"i«.'i"» Wlttl" ■ ," hi A«"JJ1 ■■."IMIIW «" at,. t'J uilf'll Newfi'Who'sWho'Oue __. NEW YORK (JTA)—The 25th anniversary edition of "Who's Who in World Jewry," the biographical dictionary of outstanding Jews, is now in preparation and will be out early next year, according to I.J. Carmin Karpman, chief editor of the anniversary edition. Karpman, a renowned lexicographer and co-founder of the Encyclopedia Judaica, said this new edition, the sjxth, will be cpmpletely revised, re-edited and recomposed. Toe new edition will comprise the life histories of noteworthy Jewish men and women in all countries and will allocate adequate space to the younger generation now in the forefront of contributions to Jewish and general progress, according to Karpman. The edition, which may contain more than 1500 pages, will be published and distributed in February, 1981. "The new volume is planned to serve as a visible evidence of what a small minority of the world's people has been contributing to the betterment of all humanity," Karpman said. , A - Busy JNF Schedule JERUSALEM (JTA)—Some 15,000 youths were busy clear- ing away underbrush and fallen branches in Jewish National fund forests Feb., 2, which was Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees. But planting was not allowed because this is a sabbatical year. According to tradition, the earth must lay fallow for one year every seven years.» The clean-up project was organized by the JNF and the Nature Reserve Society on the occasion of Nature Reserve - Week, which began Saturday. The youths came from high schools all over Israel, from Kiryat Shmona tm the Lebanese hordes to Dimona and Arad in the Negev. Their work was important because the accumulation of forest debris during the dry season is often the cause of forest fires in the summer months. After several hours of work, the youngsters were taken on tours by Nature Reserve Society guides. In addition to afforestation, the JNF has created five parks extending over 5000- acres and scores of picnic areas in various parts of the country. Present plans call for another four parks and two nature reserves for animals. The JNF is focusing on land reclamation work in the Negev, tne Judaean desert, the Dead Sea valley, Arava and Eilat. It plans 14 tourist centers, up to 20 camping sites, 100 lookout posts and 60 antiquity sites in those areas. By David Friedman NEW YORK (JTA)-The six years he spent in Nazi concentration camps, including two at Auschwitz, between the ages of 16 and 22, left Ernest Michel with a major goal. "When I was in the camps I had a dream that someday we would all be able to come together as one and say to Jews and non- Jews all over the world that what happened to us must never happen again in human history,." he said in ■ an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Michel, who is executive vice president of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, said he believes this dream will be fulfilled with a gathering of Jewish Holocaust survivors and their children in Israel June 15-1811981. ' "This event will say" that the Holocaust must never added that the four-day gathering is also something owed to "future generations." The gathering was also announced at press conferences in Paris and Melbourne, it was reported here. Michel is chairman of the World Gathering, which will be held under the patronage of Israeli Premier Menachem Begin. Author Elie Wiesel, chairman of the U.S. President's Commission on with members of Kibbutz Netzer Sereni, a kibbutz made up of survivors of Buchenwald. The talks have been expanded in the last two years to include survivor groups in the United States and elsewhere. Michel said the decision to hold the gathering in ,1981 was made because this would be the 36th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps, which 'Only In remembering what happened to us can the world assure that it will not happen to others.'—Elie Wiesel the Holocaust, and Simone Veil, president of the European Parliament, are honorary chairmen. At the press conference today, Kalman Sultanik, vice president of the World Jewish Congress and a member of the World Gathering's executive committee,-said that the conference comes at re<)ccur^"^cheL sai^^ such I believe it will be a unique event in Jewish history. It is something we owe to me' memory of those who didn't survive and to ourselves.'' At a press conference last Wednesday at 515 Park Ave. officially announcing the ■ World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Michel Israeli Woman To Discuss Military Life The Israel Department of the Columbus Jewish Federation reports that an Israeli student at Ohio State University, Dafna Pe/y, has been invited to take part in an open debate regarding the military draft for women on the WOSU-TV Show "Nexus," which will be aired live on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 8 to 9 p.m. Dafna Pery lives with her husband Arie and their two daughters in Columbus and has\ served in the Israeli "Army for sue years at the rank of Captain and was the Deputy Commander for women in the Israeli Navy. Mrs. Perry will recount her experiences in the military service in Israel, where women share most of the duties and responsibilities along with the men. as FnPtiie'lime'olf"HitTer," not only Israel and the Jewish people are threatened "but all mankind." Sultanik, a member of the underground in Poland during World War II, said that after the holocaust the survivors believed that "anti-Semitism would vanish and that the State of Israel would be secure within defensible borders and in turn provide security for the Jews of the diaspora." But he said the United Nations General Assembly resolution equating Zionism with racism demonstrated that "the blatantly biased majority of Arab petrodollars and Soviet-dominated delegates seek to delegitimize the State of Israel." A statement was read from Wiesel, who was in Washington reporting on his recent visit to Cambodia, in which the ' Holocaust sur- > vivor noted that, "Only in remembering what has happened to our brothers and sisters under the . Nazi oppression can we expect to • be able to remind and advise the rest of the world how to prevent another catastrophe. Only in remember- ^ ing what happened to us can the world assure that it will not happen to others." In his interview with the JTA, Michel said the idea for the gathering originated in talks he had over the years is twice Chai (18), the Jewish symbol of life. "It will be a celebration of life," he said. This will be an event that will not be repeated, Michel noted, since most of the survivors are in their 60s or 70s. He said, the entire event is being run by survivors who make *up the executive committee. There is also an international leadership iwmnBll^rii&deu'pof head^*. of Jewish communities and Jewish leaders. Michel said the World Gathering will begin at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. He said survivors will be asked to bring a tape recording telling of their experiences which will be deposited at Yad Vashem. In addition, they are asked to bring a rock or stone from their countries which will be made into a "monument' of those - who lived, dedicated to those whodied." • Other planned events include a march through Jerusalem of the survivors to the Western Wall; simultaneous meetings at three kibbutzim founded by Holocaust sur-' vivors, Netzer §ereni, Lochamei Haghettaot, and Yad Mordechai; the collection and exhibition of .personal Holocaust keepsakes brought to the gathering; and a rally at Ramat Gan Stadium where a "Written Testament to Future Gener- --•""' '- (CONTiNUEDON1»AGF8) Shalom Singers To Perform The Shalom Singers of the Ohio State University B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation will be performing its 1980 concert on Thursday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. - 23, at the Hillel Foundation on the OSU campus. The concert, entitled "Halleluyah—A Jewish Music Experience," contains selections from every aspect of Jewish music. Performed will be "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," contemporary Israeli and religious works, and music from American Jewishcomposers. The 17-member Shalom Singers is a non-profit, extracurricular organization currently in its fifth year at Ohio State. The group, comprised entirely of non-' music majors, is under the direction of, Scott Mandel. Assistant directors are Louis Innenberg and Laurie B. Wessely. Last year's show was performed for over 1,000 people throughout Ohio. , Performances will be held at the Hillel Foundation, 46 East 16th Ave., at 8:30 p.m. on both nights. Tickets may be purchased in advance and are $2.50 for non-students, $1.50 for students, senior citizens, and groups. For more information call 294-4797 or 231-8661. f.'.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1980-02-21|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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